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Active Lives Survey - Children and Young People

What is the Active Lives Survey?

The Active Lives Survey for Children and Young people was launched in the 2017/2018 academic year. Designed by Sport England, the Department for Education (DfE), the Department for Health (DfH), and the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), its purpose is to gain a detailed insight into the current physical activity habits of the nation's children and young people (age 5 to 16).

Data collected through the process will be used by Sport England and central government to shape and unlock investment in physical activity both nationally and locally for years to come. Sport England has outlined their intentions for the survey to inform the Childhood Obesity Plan, Primary PE and Sports Premium, and other departmental programmes in the near future.

The survey is being distributed to primary and secondary schools across England by the County Sports Partnership Network of which we are a part of and will enable us to support participating schools throughout the process. Nationally 5,290 schools have been randomly selected by Ipsos Mori to participate in the first year of the survey; 110 of which are within Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The survey itself involves one randomly selected class, from three different year groups, completing a 20 minute online survey. Questions are focused around the current activity, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, wellbeing, self-efficacy and levels of social trust of all children currently in education.

A reward of multi-skills sports equipment equating to a minimum of £100 will be given to participating schools who meet the criteria of completing at least 30 responses, as well as a bespoke report detailing their school's activity levels both in and outside of the school setting. It is advised that schools use this information to shape and inform their own PE delivery as well as their Primary PE Sports Premium expenditure if applicable.

Schools Selected This Term:

1Beoley First School
2Catshill First School
3Catshill Middle School
4Haybridge High School and Sixth Form
5Waseley Hills High School
6St Peter's Catholic First School


1Marlbrook Primary School
2Clehonger CofE Primary School
3St Mary's CofE Primary School (Fownhope)
4St Francis Xavier's Primary School
5The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School
6John Kyrle High School and Sixth Form Centre Academy
7Lady Hawkins' School

Malvern Hills

1Upton-upon-Severn CofE Primary School
2Lindridge St Lawrence CofE Primary School
3Somers Park Primary School
4The Chase
5Tenbury High Ormiston Academy


1Holyoakes Field First School
2St Thomas More Catholic First School
3Birchensale Middle School
4Ipsley CE RSA Academy
5Walkwood CofE Middle School
6Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic First School


1Stanley Road Primary School
2Oldbury Park Primary School
3St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
4Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College
5The King's School
6Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School


1Cropthorne-with-Charlton CofE First School
2Norton Juxta Kempsey First School
3Whittington CofE Primary School
4Holy Redeemer Catholic Primary School
5Pershore High School
6Droitwich Spa High School and Sixth Form Centre

Wyre Forest

1Birchen Coppice Primary School
2Franche Primary School
3St John's CofE Primary School
4The Stourport High School and Sixth Form Centre
5King Charles I School

Sarah Milward

Sarah Milward

Project Coordinator (Children & Young People)

  • School Games Operations
  • Active Lives Survey (CYP) Lead
  • Campaign support
  • Sports equipment
Hines Building, Room HB1009, University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ
01905 542035 / 07766 991855
Josh Skinner

Josh Skinner

Project Manager (Children & Young People)

  • Active Lives
  • Satellite Clubs
  • School Games
  • Police & Crime Commissioner
  • Youth Engagement Project
  • DfE
  • PPSP
  • Member of the Safeguarding Steering Group
  • Physical Activity and Mental Health/Wellbeing
Hines Building, Room HB1009, University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ
01905 542033 / 07786028926